Charles RichardsonMay 17, 20177 Comments
France's new President is playing a delicate game of balancing between centre-left and centre-right, but seems to know what he is doing.
Charles RichardsonMar 30, 201712 Comments
According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".
Charles RichardsonJan 25, 201715 Comments
International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.
Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 Comments
Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.
Charles RichardsonDec 23, 20164 Comments
It was a crowded field this year.
Charles RichardsonDec 15, 20163 Comments
Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.
Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20165 Comments
Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.
Charles RichardsonNov 21, 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.
Charles RichardsonJun 23, 20161 Comment
A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.